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Lectionary Readings, Year A
Lent and Easter to Pentecost

Scripture Readings from The Revised Common Lectionary

The Church Year begins with Advent in November/December.
We are presently in YEAR A of readings in the Revised Common Lectionary.
Year A:  2010-2011, 2013-2014, 2016-2017
Year B:  2011-2012, 2014-2015, 2017-2018
Year C:  2012-2013, 2015-2016, 2018-2019

The date of Easter is variable between March 22 and April 25, so the seasons of Lent and Pentecost that depend on Easter vary accordingly.

Season Readings
Ash Wednesday
Years A B C
Psalm: Psalm 51:1-17
Old Testament: Joel 2:1-2, 12-17 or Isaiah 58:1-12
Gospel: Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21
Epistle: 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10
First Sunday in Lent Psalm: Psalm 32
Old Testament: Genesis 2:15-17, 3:1-7
Gospel: Matthew 4:1-11
Epistle: Romans 5:12-19
Second Sunday in Lent Psalm: Psalm 121
Old Testament: Genesis 12:1-4a
Gospel: John 3:1-17 or Matthew 17:1-9
Epistle: Romans 4:1-5, 13-17
Third Sunday in Lent Psalm: Psalm 95
Old Testament: Exodus 17:1-7
Gospel: John 4:5-42
Epistle: Romans 5:1-11
Fourth Sunday in Lent Psalm: Psalm 23
Old Testament: 1 Samuel 16:1-13
Gospel: John 9:1-41
Epistle: Ephesians 5:8-14
Fifth Sunday in Lent Psalm: Psalm 130
Old Testament: Ezekiel 37:1-14
Gospel: John 11:1-45
Epistle: Romans 8:6-11
Sixth Sunday in Lent
Palm or Passion Sunday
Liturgy of the Palms
  Matthew 21:1-11
  Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29
Liturgy of the Passion
  Psalm: Psalm 31:9-16
  Old Testament: Isaiah 50:4-9a
  Gospel: Matthew 26:14-27:66
    or Matthew 27:11-54
  Epistle: Philippians 2:5-11
Monday of Holy Week
 Years A B C
Psalm: Psalm 36:5-11
Old Testament: Isaiah 42:1-9
Gospel: John 12:1-11
Epistle: Hebrews 9:11-15
Tuesday of Holy Week
 Years A B C
Psalm: Psalm 71:1-14
Old Testament: Isaiah 49:1-7
Gospel: John 12:20-36
Epistle: 1 Corinthians 1:18-31
Wednesday of Holy Week Years A B C Psalm: Psalm 70
Old Testament: Isaiah 50:4-9a
Gospel: John 13:21-32
Epistle: Hebrews 12:1-3
Holy Thursday
 Years A B C
Psalm: Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19
Old Testament
: Exodus 12:1-4, 5-10, 11-14
Gospel
: John 13:1-17, 31b-35
Epistle
: 1 Corinthians 11:23-26
Good Friday
Years A B C
Psalm: Psalm 22
Old Testament: Isaiah 52:13-53:12
Gospel: John 18:1-19:42
Epistle: Hebrews 10:16-25 or 4:14-16, 5:7-9
Holy Saturday
Years A B C
Psalm: Psalm 31:1-4, 15-16
Old Testament: Job 14:1-14
  or Lamentations 3:1-9, 19-24
Gospel: Matthew 27:57-66 or John 19:38-42
Epistle: 1 Peter 4:1-8
Resurrection of the Lord
 Easter Vigil

 Years A B C

(Gospel readings by year)

Old Testament Readings and Psalms (A B C)
  Genesis 1:1-2:4a
  Psalm 136:1-9, 23-26
  Genesis 7:1-5, 11-18, 8:6-18, 9:8-13
  Psalm 46
  Genesis 22:1-18
  Psalm 16
  Exodus 14:10-31, 15:20-21
  Exodus 15:1b-13, 17-18
  Isaiah 55:1-11
  Isaiah 12:2-6
  Proverbs 8:1-8, 19-21, 9:4b-6
    or Baruch 3:9-15, 32-4:4
  Psalm 19
  Ezekiel 36:24-28
  Psalm 42 and 43
  Ezekiel 37:1-14
  Psalm 143
  Zephaniah 3:14-20
  Psalm 98
New Testament Reading (A B C)
  Romans 6:3-11
  Psalm 114
Gospel
  Matthew 28:1-10
Resurrection Sunday
Easter
First Reading
  Acts 10:34-43 or Jeremiah 31:1-6
  Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24
Second Reading
  Colossians 3:1-4 or Acts 10:34-43
Gospel
  John 20:1-18 or Matthew 28:1-10
Easter Evening
Years A B C
Psalm: Psalm 114
Old Testament: Isaiah 25:6-9
Gospel: Luke 24:13-49
Epistle: 1 Corinthians 5:6b-8
Second Sunday of Easter Psalm: Psalm 16
Acts: Acts 2:14a, 22-32
Gospel: John 20:19-31
Epistle: 1 Peter 1:3-9
Third Sunday of Easter Psalm: Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19
Acts: Acts 2:14a, 36-41
Gospel: Luke 24:13-35
Epistle: 1 Peter 1:17-23
Fourth Sunday of Easter Psalm: Psalm 23
Acts: Acts 2:42-47
Gospel: John 10:1-10
Epistle: 1 Peter 2:19-25
Fifth Sunday of Easter Psalm: Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16
Acts: Acts 7:55-60
Gospel: John 14:1-14
Epistle: 1 Peter 2:2-10
Sixth Sunday of Easter Psalm: Psalm 66:8-20
Acts: Acts 17:22-31
Gospel: John 14:15-21
Epistle: 1 Peter 3:13-22
Seventh Sunday of Easter Psalm: Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35
Acts: Acts 1:6-14
Gospel: John 17:1-11
Epistle: 1 Peter 4:12-14, 5:6-11
Seventh Sunday of Easter
Years A B C When observed as Ascension Sunday
Psalm: Psalm 47
  or Psalm 93
Acts: Acts 1:1-11
Gospel: Luke 24:44-53
Epistle: Ephesians 1:15-23
Pentecost 1st Reading
  Acts 2:1-21 or Num 11:24-30
  Psalm 104:24-34, 35b
2nd Reading
  1 Corinthians 12:3b-13 or Acts 2:1-21
Gospel
  John  20:19-23 or 7:37-39

Year A Readings for Advent, Christmas, Epiphany
Year A Readings for Ordinary Time After Pentecost

The Revised Common Lectionary,
Copyright © 1992, Consultation on Common Texts, used by permission.

Season of the Church Year

Lent

Easter

Pentecost

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